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neighbors helping neighbors. we're there to support. the local and state governments and federal government. we do not come in and take over. that is what is key when we look at this and how it really is the whole community. i want to point out the other agencies that leadçç the recoy support function and looking at all ofç the agencies that have participated. çto bring in the whole entire federal family. that is one of the things i found most frustrating three years ago when i came to be in fema and looking across the ñrwhole inter-agency. çatñr the state level, we were always callingç trying to shop around to find out how we could get more resources because there is so much more out there other than the stafford act. that is what we think about when
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weç think about recovery. we think about the men and the stafford act. ç-- we think about fema and the stafford act. they did not make any community hall. çit is everything else that cos to bear and how weç maximize te resources as we move forward. as we look into this, we will get into the free-market self -- we will get into theq it is a framework. it is not a plan. youç cannotçç cross out one e and put in another. this is a guiding document with key concepts. we got the stakeholders' across the communitiesç andç asked tm what is it about recovery you have lived through, what would you like to see going forward, and what are the key concepts we need to develop. çthe first thing was leadershi. çthe mayor was up here.
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çyou look to your localñr officials and who they designate when it comes to how we will recover. the industries were thinking of pulling out of communities. when the leaders of the communities said that we will rebuild, our citizens are employees of these places. how are we going to rebuild to make that happen? they are looking for leadership. they are lookingç forç pre and post disaster planning. does anybody here have a recovery plan that is older than two years? one year? does anybodyç have a recovery plan in your community? [laughter] nancy, you have lots of work to do. çlooking at the post-disaster organizations and how you manage recovery, everybody comes together, what resources they
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can bring to bear and provide. one of the key concepts we have as i mentioned is leadership. having somebody in chargeç, working on this. we all wear multiple hatsç. to have somebody with some focus on looking at recovery. at the local level, identifying the local disaster recovery manager, somebody who can be there pre and post disaster. that is what communities are looking for, the leadership level, and then the individuals that can carry forth and make it happen at the local level. çlooking at your states,ç tril ñrdisaster coordinator recoverys well. and you go to if you need to get technical assistance? ñrwho will be there after the disaster to lead this forward as it moves ahead?
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when a disaster becomes declared by the federal government or not, when we have the gulf oilç spill a couple of years ago, and was never a federally declared disaster fema -- fromç fema's sampling, but it was a huge disaster. somebody who can be there from recovery and making sure it all moves. it is key that everybody is integrated and working together. çthe recovery of support functions i will get into more. can you read that? [laughter] i know the people in the back cannot read the little plant. looking at the elements, those functions. we will get into those more as we dig into this. what do you need after a disaster?
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itç is a combination of everyby working together, coming together. we have been pilot testing for the past two years. when we open up our joint field offices, having somebody at the same time doing response. the first thing that is most important when a disaster happens is how we get people's immediate needs taken care of. to have somebody focusing on recovery. you start making decisions in your recovery as soon as a disaster happens. how will you recover? the business side, housing, all of these things come to bear at the beginning of a disaster. pulling all that together and how everybody works together to support everybody during the disaster recovery effort. the next key concept is looking into pre and post disaster planning, recovery planning. you all have a lot of work to do.
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really looking at it ahead of time, thinking about your community. what would happen if your community all the sudden. it's a disaster -- all the sudden gets a disaster? you wake up in your community is gone. what would you do differently? greensburg decided to go green. çin tuscaloosa, it wasç a tor. look at what happens with earthquakes and floods. what would you want your community to look like? çwe have community planners out there. are they working with economic development and everyone else in the community? it is key. bringing together the stakeholders, the private sector, the nonprofits, the voluntary agencies, government at all levels.
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there are a number of cities in two different counties or parishes. how does everybody worked together and come together? looking at the state level, tribal level, federal level. how do we support each other and provide technical assistance what are you doing before the disaster happens to think about recovery? i would encourage you to take notesç and start that. think about what you can do and where you want your community to go. the next key concept is that recovery support function. what is really important to communities afterward? looking at the community planning and capacity building. this is all-encompassing for a community. of the 6 recovery support
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functions, they all have numbers. our recovery support functions do not have numbers. looking at that. you will see that fema only has le for one of thead -- only has lead for one of these. mattñr will be leading the breakout sessions on commuting building -- community building and capacity building. i have worked with mat for the last three years. from the emergency support function number 14, long-term disaster recovery, matt has been with that for many years. he has been making that and looking at that. as we transformed into the national framework

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program was likely cut short due to a recording issue

TOPIC FREQUENCY Fema 5, Tuscaloosa 1, Matt 1, Greensburg 1
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